Announcements around the Diocese


This page is an attempt to provide information of announcements from other parishes and the diocese.
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Return to St. Paul Parish announcement page.

Support the Conscience Protection Regulation

Conscience protection is a civil right guaranteed by numerous federal laws that too often haven't been enforced. Human Life Action is pleased to inform you that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking administrative action through a proposed rule to ensure that these laws are enforced. We are urging everyone to convey your support to HHS for their action by submitting comments in support of the proposed rule.
The public comment period lasts 60 days, which ends on March 27. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will soon be filing comments and this alert will be updated with a link to those comments once they are filed. For more details please click here.

TV Mass for the Homebound

Is someone you love unable to join us at church on Sundays? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in to Sunday Catholic Mass on one of many local channels (view list of channels) or watch online at Past Sunday Masses are also available as well as many other great Catholic resources online.
For those who can get to church, the TV or online liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation!

Trivia Night


Birthright of Memphis

Birthright of Memphis, Inc. will hold its annual event, Passport to Spain Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Heffernan Hall (CBHS). Honoring: Jo Galiata, Volunteer of the Year; Greg & Katie Vandeven, The Peter Drott Friends for Life; and Genie Ashworth, Heart & Soul award. Wine tasting, dinner, live and auction. $75 per person. For more information, call Patricia at 327-8109 or go online to

Earth Day - Laudato Si’

Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music at St. Peter Church as the St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School Performing Arts Department presents a concert celebrating Earth Day - Laudato Si’ on Sunday, April 22, at 3:00 pm. The concert is part of a year-long series of events held at St. Peter in honor of the 95thanniversary of the church’s pipe organ – a 1923 Casavant Frères Organ, one of the oldest instruments in continuous use in the region The concert will feature performances by the St. Dominic Boychoir, the SAA-SDS String Ensemble, Jr. High Handbell Ensemble, SAA-SDS Liturgical Choir, SAA 5thand 6h grade Chorus, Starlettes, and Faculty Choir. Artwork reflecting the wonder and awe of Creation will also be on display.

Humanae Vitae

Conference on Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae
Monday, April 23 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
St. Louis Catholic Church Cluan Center
Presented by Fr. Ben Bradshaw, STL. and Derek B. Khira Rotty
Light refreshments served at 6:00 p.m.

Senior Citizens Day April 26, 2018

This retreat day is a special event for seniors in April, to celebrate the spring season. This day begins with a staff welcome, followed by Morning Prayer in the Chapel. Our culinary team, who specialize in hospitality, will serve an excellent home-cooked lunch. Musical entertainment will be provided by Terry Starr with a raffle drawing after the meal. The day concludes at 1:30 p.m. with a prayer of thanksgiving. Suggested offering: $15.00 You may register on line at or email or call 731-548-2500.

Truth Talk



Worldwide Marriage Encounter Marriage

Take a fresh look at your Marriage. Consider making a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and enrich your lives together. It is a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is 1-3 June 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center in Stanton, TN. For more information or to apply, visit their website or call (901) 409-4570.


Christian Brothers High School is now accepting registration for its 2018 Summer Sports and Enrichment Camps! This year we are offering 17 different camps to boys and girls of all ages. Camps begin the week of May 28 and run throughout the summer.
*SPORTS Camps: All-Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Mountain Bike Riding, Soccer (boys and girls), Track (boys and girls), Weightlifting (boys and girls), Wrestling
*BROTHERS PREP: (for boys, grades 6-8)
*ENRICHMENT Camps: Acting, Band, Computer Coding, Creative Writing, Junior Robotics, Sports Science, and STEMM Camps – all of these for boys and girls. To read more details about our camps and/or to register your child, visit For more information, call 261-4900.

Sacred Heart High School

Class of 1968, is planning their reunion for April 27-29. If you were in this graduating class and would like more information about the reunion, or can assist the planning committee in finding more alumnae, please contact Maureen (O'Brien) Steffek at 901-283-1118 or


As we celebrate Nurses Week we would like to invite you to a Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception
Wednesday, May 2nd 5:00 PM
Holy Rosary Parish
4851 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38117
Celebrant: Reverend Russ Harbaugh
Pastor, Holy Rosary Parish

Please RSVP by April 26th to Alma Abuelouf or (901) 373-1224
Jennifer Hitt, PhD, RN, CNE— (901) 321-3465

Christian Brothers University Nursing Program & Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses Catholic Diocese of Memphis

Natural Family Planning

God chose us before the world began to be holy.” God has chosen each person in Christ for a particular vocation. If He may be calling you to be holy through a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, call Father Patrick Gallagher at (901) 323-3817 or write:


Priest and Nun “God chose us before the world began to be holy.” God has chosen each person in Christ for a particular vocation. If He may be calling you to be holy through a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, call Father Patrick Gallagher at (901) 323-3817 or write:

Serra Club of Memphis

The Serra Club of Memphis is an organization of Catholic lay persons of all ages and from all walks of life sharing the objects and purposes (a) to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and (b) to further Catholicism by encouraging members in fellowship through education to fulfill their Christian vocations to service.

The Serra Club of Memphis sponsors a monthly Holy Hour open to all Catholics to pray for vocations. The Hour consists of vespers, the recitation of the Rosary, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. It is held on the second Thursday of each month at St. Louis Church at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Meetings are held on the 4th Friday of every month following the 11:25 a.m. Mass at the Stritch Center located on the Christen Brothers University campus (East Parkway at Central).

Catholic Young Adults Memphis

The Diocese of Memphis has lots of opportunities for young adults in their 20s & 30s to make a connection with Christ, with each other, with the Church, and Her mission in the world. Take a look at all the Diocesan and Parish Young Adult Ministries!

Call to Prayer

The U.S. bishops invite the faithful to join a movement of prayer and sacrifice for the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. Serious threats to each of these have raised unprecedented challenges to the Church and the nation. When confronted with challenges, our Lord calls us to sacrifice and pray. Learn more about how you can answer the Call.

Serran Holy Hour

The Serran Holy Hour meets at St.Louis Catholic Church at 7 p.m on the second Thursday of each month. All are invited and welcome to attend and pray for Vocations. Father Dennis Schenkel is scheduled to be the Presider at the next Serran Holy Hour on Thursfday April 12th.

Don't Make Frozen’s Elsa a Lesbian

"Protect the innocence of little girls rather than introducing them to lesbianism and the over-sexed LGBT cause," the petition says. “Please either pair Elsa with a prince in Frozen 2, or don’t create a partner for her at all. Parents don’t want this forced on their kids."
Sign the petition now!

Disaster Relief Efforts

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, needs your support to ensure the delivery of compassionate care and support to individuals affected by disasters. Our agencies provide essential support before, during and after disasters hit.

Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate using your smart phone or visit Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) website to donate online.